At some point in our lives, we all will have been laid off, fired, or even quit our jobs. But then there’s the task of finding another job. We might have to ask friends for referrals. This article talks about just that. Read this article to find out how to land good referrals or recommendations, and what you can do to maintain a healthy level of communication between your contacts circle, so that your friends will have more than to say, “he’s a good guy”.
- Whether the referral is for your next career move or for an introduction to your next client, it’s important to have a strategy for how you can get a great referral from your network.
- There are four elements to a solid system to establish and maintain value within your network: Context, Consistency, Consideration, and Collaboration.
- The mistake many individuals make is to think of your network as end-points who might be clients or referral sources. Rather, recognize that a computer network is made up of many nodes that each connect to many other nodes.
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